You are a photographer from Iceland who also makes short films. That sounds pretty amazing! Tell us more about your recent projects!
I have made two short films this year for school. Both of them are machinimas, but that means that the film is made from screen recordings. The first one I made was about misinformation and conspiracy theories regarding Covid-19. I did an interview online with a random stranger through the website www.omegle.com and it turned out he had some radical views about how and why the corona virus came to be. It was a very interesting interview and I'm very happy with my film.
What are you working on at the moment? And what made you want to make a go for it?
I'm in my third semester in this program so most of my time these days goes to studying. I am also trying to envision how my master's project will be. I want to do something that relates to mental health. My brother is bi-polar and that has made a huge impact on my life since 2010, so I really want to work with that subject even though it scares me a bit to do it.
Could you tell us a bit about how you became a photographer/filmmaker? When did you start filmmaking/taking photographs?
I have always loved taking photographs. I used to have a film camera on me all the time to take pictures of my surroundings. Mostly they were pictures of my friends here and there. I was never sure if I wanted to pursue it as a career however. Then when I was writing my BA thesis in Anthropology I decided to sign up for a short seminar in photography where I learned how to shoot, develop and print in a dark room. There I met a girl who wanted to apply for the Photography School in Reykjavik and I ended up applying with her.